“And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you:
this do in remembrance of me.”
1 Corinthians 11:24
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is a sacred church ordinance for all believers that calls to remembrance Jesus’ sacrifice and symbolizes our new covenant with Christ. The bread represents Jesus’ broken body and the wine/juice his shed blood. When we partake of these elements, we “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Cor 11:26) and declare our identification with Christ as Savior and Lord. While taking Communion is neither a requirement nor a means of salvation, it is a commandment of the Lord and therefore deserving of honor.
Communion is such an important church ordinance that it has a prominent place in our worship service. On first Sundays before the sermon, we administer the elements in reverent observance. If you arrive late, you may miss it! However, in the event that you do, please come down front at the end of service. Deacons will be on hand to serve Communion.